SEPTEMBER 23, 2016


Port of Kalama commences maintenance dredging of marina in October

September 23, 2016, PRWeb

Maintenance dredging of the Port of Kalama marina is scheduled to commence October 1st and run through early December, 2016. The dredging project, which is planned to accommodate fishing season and sports enthusiasts, is scheduled to remove materials that have naturally settled in the marina. The Port conducts maintenance dredging to provide for the safety and enjoyment of recreational visitors.

Advanced American Construction, Inc. was awarded the $430,800 bid to remove 15,000 cubic yards of material and will begin the first phase of maintenance on October 1st with the installation of disposal pipeline. A 10-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will be visible along the river side of the marina parking area to the dredge material disposal site near the TEMCO LLC marine terminal. Daily operations will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through the duration of the dredging project.

The first actual dredging starts on October 15th at the south end of the marina and guest dock and is expected to run for three weeks. The project team will be working from the south end to the north of the marina which will impact some boat owners and guests at varying phases; signs will be posted and letters sent to inform the community of the progress. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by early December 2016.

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Economy top priority named by Dayton, Waitsburg residents

Dian Ver Valen, September 22, 2016,

Building and supporting a strong and diverse economy across the region took top priority during a workshop here Wednesday focused on setting goals for regional collaboration.

“If we have a strong and diverse economy, then all the other priorities are met,” said Genie Crowe of Dayton.

Crowe and her team identified existing projects or groups already working toward this goal, such as Blue Mountain Station, the Port of Columbia’s new food park in Dayton.

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New taxi company to take over at Sea-Tac as Uber, Lyft airport rides surge

Evan Bush, September 23, 2016, The Seattle Times

A new company will take over taxi services at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport next month as transportation options expand at the growing airport.

The Port of Seattle and Eastside for Hire finalized a five-year, $22.5 million contract last week, and the company will take over taxi duties from Puget Sound Dispatch and Yellow Cab on Oct. 1.

Sam Guled, general manager of Eastside for Hire, said his company is working to sign contracts with 300 vehicle owners before next month. The contract requires 75 percent of the vehicle owners operating at the airport to be drivers who had previously been working under Yellow Cab.

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